The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences

The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences publishes articles concerning the bio-psycho-social aspects of mobility, relocation, acculturation, ethnicity, stress situations in war and peace, victimology, and mental health in developing countries. The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences also publishes book reviews.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 1, 2000

A Comparison between Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Younger and Older Elderly New Referrals to an Out-Patient Psychogeriatric Service
Abstract: We compared the demographic and clinical characteristics of 37 subjects under and 41 subjects over 75 years of age who were consecutive new referrals to an out-patient psychogeriatric service in order to examine if an age-related dichotomy...
Addiction Intervention Strategies to Motivate Treatment-Seeking Behaviour
Addiction Intervention Strategies to Motivate Treatment-- Seeking Behaviour Robert K.White, MA,CEAP, and Deborah G.Wright, MA, Editors. The Haworth Press: New York, 1998, 154pages. $19.95 This compact book follows a comprehensive approach to intervention....
Co-Therapy with Individuals, Families and Groups
Co-therapy with Individuals, Families and Groups Edited by Seymour Hoffman, Sara Gafni and Brurit Laub Jason Aronson Inc. Northvale, New Jersey, 1994,159 pp. incl. index, No price stated Many of us are familiar with the use of co-therapy with couples,...
Cushing's Syndrome Presenting as a Schizophrenia-Like Psychotic State
Abstract: Neuropsychiatric abnormalities, of which depression is the most common, are frequently associated with Cushing's syndrome. The following paper describes a 58-year-old woman in whom a prolonged psychotic state - schizophrenia-like - was the...
Editorial: Magnetic Brain Stimulation-A New Therapeutic Tool in Psychiatry
The idea of using magnets to treat neuropsychiatric disorders is not new and dates back more than one hundred years when it was first suggested that magnetic energy could alter brain function and have therapeutic effects. These ideas rested on Maxwell's...
Introduction to Therapeutic Communities
Introduction to Therapeutic Communities By David Kennard. London and Philadelphia, Jessica Kingsley, 1998,192 pp. incl index, 14.95 What is a therapeutic community? The most concise definition is Rapoport's, the sociologist who studied the pioneer community...
Lymphocytes, Autoantibodies and Psychosis-Coincidence versus Etiological Factor: An Update
Abstract: Several factors have been suggested in the etiopathology of schizophrenia, including autoimmune factors. Subgroup of schizophrenics have been found to have immunologic abnormalities. Evidence is presented of the role of lymphocytes and cytokine...
Sancturary. the Arbours Experience of Alternative Community Care
Sanctuary. The Arbours Experience of Alternative Community Care Edited by Joseph Berke, Chandra Masoliver and Thomas J. Ryan Process Press, London, 1995, 189pp., L15.95 In the 1950s it was forbidden to get schizophrenics to talk to one, lest it aggravate...
Unusual Combination: Polydipsia with Hypernatremia in a Schizophrenic Patient
Abstract: Objective: The authors describe a patient with an unusual combination of polydipsia and isolated hypernatremia without any other changes of electrolytes. The patient had two attacks of hypernatremia which were successfully treated with clozapine....
Vitamin B12 Levels Are Low in Hospitalized Psychiatric Patients
Abstract: Background: Deficiency of vitamin B 12, a key component in the catabolism of monoamines, is associated with various neuropsychiatric disorders and may be more frequent in hospitalized patients. Method: We reviewed vitamin B 12 assays performed...